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“Honouring the memory of Basil and Damian D'Oliveira through the delivery of cricket programs  and projects that support and encourage children and young people to participate in cricket."
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We are pleased to announce that David Banks has agreed to become our second D’Oliveira Ambassador, David who played for both Worcestershire and our “old enemy” Warwickshire made his Worcester debut in 1982 and is one of just a few batsmen to make a hundred on his First Class Debut for the club. He will be working with our first ambassador Paul Smith to raise the profile of The Foundation and support our fundraising efforts.  Following his appointment Dave said “For me the name D'Oliviera is cricket, like Bradman, Lara, Tendulkar, bats, balls, pitches and stumps. Back in the 70s my Father would take me to New Road to watch cricket. Dolly was his favourite player. During breaks in play the kids would set up games on the outfield or against the side of the old scoreboard. One kid always batted first but if I had my own bat I could partner him - his name was Damian. Just a few short years later Basil was my coach, Damian my friend and colleague.  My role as head coach with the County u17s and u19s has also meant working with Damian's lads Marcus, Dominic and Brett not to forget Ryan of course. Naomi has been Mom to countless young cricketers seeking their fortune at Worcester from all corners of the globe and of course Tracey has been fiends to us all for more years than I can remember. No runs and no wickets but Tracey D always knew what to say…' Every Dog has his day'. Long may there be a D'Oliviera at Worcestershire - it's a pleasure to be involved”.
David’s Career
Foundation Unveils Second Ambassador
We are very pleased to announce that John Wright has kindly agreed to become our new Treasurer. With all the plans we have for The Foundation, this role is going to become increasingly important and we are certain that John will be a superb addition to the committee. John Wright was born in Kidderminster and first attended a match at New Road in 1956 age 8. He has been a life member since 1992. He was a Chartered Accountant with a practice in Worcester until becoming a C of E Clergyman in 1988. His last post was as Rector of Tetbury in Gloucestershire from which he retired in January 2013. He was made a Canon of Gloucester Cathedral in May 2011. He and Liz then moved back to Worcester and live in the house nearest to the County Ground without crossing the road. He played cricket for the Diocese of Worcester for a while and was in a side which reached the semi-finals of the Church Times Cup (for all 44 Dioceses) where he was second top scorer with four not out of which three came off the boot off the bowling of Andrew Wingfiled-Digby. He can be found at New Road on most days when Worcestershire are playing.
John Now in Charge of Making Sure Accounts Are Wright
Our first ever Gala Dinner is turning out to be a mammoth event and is on target to raise a substantial amount of money. To support our work, midlands based Andyfreight a leading haulage, warehousing and distribution specialist have kindly agreed to sponsor the main course at the event which takes place on Saturday 26th of September. Managing Director Andy Poutney said “We are delighted to offer our support to a very important event. We would like to wish everyone involved all the very best”. Visit the Andyfreight website at http://www.andyfreight.co.uk
Gala Dinner Gets Second Sponsor
We are delighted to announce that Gareth Andrew has kindly agreed to become The Foundation’s third ambassador. Gareth is already working with Brett D’Oliveira on an exciting project that we will be revealing in the very near future and was the unanimous choice of both The Foundation’s committee and the D’Oliveira family to become the third of the five ambassadors that will be appointed. Our Ambassadors do a great job in widening and increasing awareness of The D’Oliveira Foundation and the work that we do – we envisage the role encompassing the following activities: Promoting the Foundation at cricketing and social events Using their social media outlets to promote the organisation Distributing our advertising/promotional materials Increasing awareness of the organisation within cricketing circles Wear Foundation branded clothing Networking and making useful contacts
Gareth commented, "It is an honour and a pleasure to be named as a Ambassador for the D'Oliveira Foundation. The family has been inspirational to me since my first day at Worcester CCC. I look forward to getting involved with my duties as Ambassador and helping the Foundation grow."
Gareth Delighted to be Appointed Third Ambassador
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First Stages of Anniversary Bust
We now have a new page on this site which will tell the story of the creation of the Anniversary Bust, of Basil and Damian, which is being currently being sculptured. We will bring you regular updates, photos and more to keep you abreast of progress of this interesting project, which is being funded by the Foundation. Visit the page by clicking the Anniversary Bust button at the top of this page or click here.
Gareth Involved in Design of New Logo
Newly appointed Ambassador Gareth Andrew is already making an impact on the future of The Foundation. Currently we have two logos, the one featuring a picture of Basil against the backdrop of Worcester Cathedral that appear on our website and Facebook pages and a green DF logo that appears on our stationery. We have known for some time that neither of them is suitable for everything we want and need to do, the picture one, although very nice, is too large and complicated to reproduce across all of our social media and especially costly to put onto merchandise whilst the one is plain and does not represent what The Foundation stands for or where we want to go as an organisation. Gareth alongside friend and team mate Brett D’Oliveira have looked at the view we have for The D’Oliveira Foundation and have had a number of meetings with Beard Creative to create and design a new logo which captivates that vision. The new logo will be used across all of our social media output and will be used to launch our Twitter account but probably the most exciting thing is that it will also be used on merchandise the first of which will be a range of Foundation baseball caps that will be available for purchase in the near future.    
Gaining Charitable Status – we are busy putting together the evidence and information that we will need to apply to become a charity, this charitable status will not only demonstrate that our systems and policies and procedures are “fit for purpose” but will also allow us to apply to grant making trusts for funding to support our three programs. A Membership Scheme – for a nominal fee we will be inviting all of our followers to become members of The Foundation and as such not only will you get exclusive offers, access to members only events but also to have a vote on the future of the organisation at our Annual General Meeting and have an actual say in the running of the organisation. Pledge Scheme – we will be working closely with the Worcester Cricket Board (WCB), the Regional Governing Body for cricket in Worcestershire, to help support their work at all levels, to do this we will establish a Pledge Scheme based on a “shopping list” that will be provided by WCB.  For instance the cricket board may ask us for £250 to support the costs of delivering a coaching session within a local school, we will then promote that opportunity across our website and social media output, you will then be able to pledge support for that work and will be able to see the progress towards our target on the pledges board on our website, once the total is reached we will ask you all to honour those pledges and we will pass the money on to the cricket board for them top deliver that program; this way we will have an involvement in all levels of cricket throughout the county. We will announce another installment of our plans in the next few days.
We have some big plans and exciting developments planned for the future months, this is the first update of two, the second will follow in the next few days. We are busy working on these plans and thought we would share them with you so that we can take on board any ideas/suggestions/opinions that you may have. The plans are designed not just to secure the long term future of The D’Oliveira Foundation and the memories of Basil and Damian that we aim to honour, but also the work that they both supported and the programs that we have set up to continue that work for the benefit of cricket and cricketers at all levels. The programs include “ Grassroots ” which works with local schools to encourage participation in active sport through cricket; The Spirit of Basil ” project that works with people involved in all the non-playing aspects of the game to develop equality, inclusivity and fair play and “ The D’Oliveira Scholarship ” that works with Worcestershire County Cricket Club to identify young players who have the ability to make a career in the sport, but due to economic circumstances cannot afford to make full use of their talents; Our plans include the following:
Foundation Has Big Plans For The Future (1st Instalment)
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We are pleased to announce that David Banks has agreed to become our second D’Oliveira Ambassador, David who played for both Worcestershire and our “old enemy” Warwickshire made his Worcester debut in 1982 and is one of just a few batsmen to make a hundred on his First Class Debut for the club. He will be working with our first ambassador Paul Smith to raise the profile of The Foundation and support our fundraising efforts. Following his appointment Dave said “For me the name D'Oliviera is cricket, like Bradman, Lara, Tendulkar, bats, balls, pitches and stumps. Back in the 70s my Father would take me to New Road to watch cricket. Dolly was his favourite player. During breaks in play the kids would set up games on the outfield or against the side of the old scoreboard. One kid always batted first but if I had my own bat I could partner him - his name was Damian. Just a few short years later Basil was my coach, Damian my friend and colleague. My role as head coach with the County u17s and u19s has also meant working with Damian's lads Marcus, Dominic and Brett not to forget Ryan of course. Naomi has been Mom to countless young cricketers seeking their fortune at Worcester from all corners of the globe and of course Tracey has been fiends to us all for more years than I can remember. No runs and no wickets but Tracey D always knew what to say…' Every Dog has his day'. Long may there be a D'Oliviera at Worcestershire it's a pleasure to be involved
Foundation Unveils Second Ambassador
We are very pleased to announce that John Wright has kindly agreed to become our new Treasurer. With all the plans we have for The Foundation, this role is going to become increasingly important and we are certain that John will be a superb addition to the committee. John Wright was born in Kidderminster and first attended a match at New Road in 1956 age 8. He has been a life member since 1992. He was a Chartered Accountant with a practice in Worcester until becoming a C of E Clergyman in 1988. His last post was as Rector of Tetbury in Gloucestershire from which he retired in January 2013. He was made a Canon of Gloucester Cathedral in May 2011. He and Liz then moved back to Worcester and live in the house nearest to the County Ground without crossing the road. He played cricket for the Diocese of Worcester for a while and was in a side which reached the semi-finals of the Church Times Cup (for all 44 Dioceses) where he was second top scorer with four not out of which three came off the boot off the bowling of Andrew Wingfiled-Digby. He can be found at New Road on most days when Worcestershire are playing.
John Now in Charge of Making Sure Accounts Are Wright
Gala Dinner Gets Second Sponsor Our first ever Gala Dinner is turning out to be a mammoth event and is on target to raise a substantial amount of money. To support our work, midlands based Andyfreight a leading haulage, warehousing and distribution specialist have kindly agreed to sponsor the main course at the event which takes place on Saturday 26th of September. Managing Director Andy Poutney said “We are delighted to offer our support to a very important event. We would like to wish everyone involved all the very best”. Visit the Andyfreight website at http://www.andyfreight.co.uk
We are delighted to announce that Gareth Andrew has kindly agreed to become The Foundation’s third ambassador. Gareth is already working with Brett D’Oliveira on an exciting project that we will be revealing in the very near future and was the unanimous choice of both The Foundation’s committee and the D’Oliveira family to become the third of the five ambassadors that will be appointed. Our Ambassadors do a great job in widening and increasing awareness of The D’Oliveira Foundation and the work that we do – we envisage the role encompassing the following activities: Promoting the Foundation at cricketing and social events Using their social media outlets to promote the organisation Distributing our advertising/promotional materials Increasing awareness of the organisation within cricketing circles Wear Foundation branded clothing Networking and making useful contacts
Gareth commented, "It is an honour and a pleasure to be named as a Ambassador for the D'Oliveira Foundation. The family has been inspirational to me since my first day at Worcester CCC. I look forward to getting involved with my duties as Ambassador and helping the Foundation grow."
Gareth Delighted to be Appointed Third Ambassador
First Stages of Anniversary Bust
We now have a new page on this site which will tell the story of the creation of the Anniversary Bust, of Basil and Damian, which is being currently being sculptured. We will bring you regular updates, photos and more to keep you abreast of progress of this interesting project, which is being funded by the Foundation. Visit the page by clicking the Anniversary Bust button at the top of this page or click here.
Anniversary Bust Anniversary Bust
Gareth Involved in Design of New Logo Newly appointed Ambassador Gareth Andrew is already making an impact on the future of The Foundation.Currently we have two logos, the one featuring a picture of Basil against the backdrop of Worcester Cathedral that appear on our website and Facebook pages and a green DF logo that appears on our stationery. We have known for some time that neither of them is suitable for everything we want and need to do, the picture one, although very nice, is too large and complicated to reproduce across all of our social media and especially costly to put onto merchandise whilst the one is plain and does not represent what The Foundation stands for or where we want to go as an organisation. Gareth alongside friend and team mate Brett D’Oliveira have looked at the view that we have for The D’Oliveira Foundation and have had a number of meetings with Beard Creative to create and design a new logo which captivates that vision. The new logo will be used across all of our social media output and will be used to launch our Twitter account but probably the most exciting thing is that it will also be used on merchandise the first of which will be a range of Foundation baseball caps that will be available for purchase in the near future.    
Foundation Has Big Plans For The Future (1st Instalment)
We have some big plans and exciting developments planned for the future months, this is the first update of two, the second will follow in the next few days. We are busy working on these plans and thought we would share them with you so that we can take on board any ideas/suggestions/opinions that you may have. The plans are designed not just to secure the long term future of The D’Oliveira Foundation and the memories of Basil and Damian that we aim to honour, but also the work that they both supported and the programs that we have set up to continue that work for the benefit of cricket and cricketers at all levels. The programs include “Grassroots” which works with local schools to encourage participation in active sport through cricket; “The Spirit of Basil” project that works with people involved in all the non- playing aspects of the game to develop equality, inclusivity and fair play and “The D’Oliveira Scholarship” that works with Worcestershire County Cricket Club to identify young players who have the ability to make a career in the sport, but due to economic circumstances cannot afford to make full use of their talents; our plans include: Gaining Charitable Status – we are busy putting together the evidence and information that we will need to apply to become a charity, this charitable status will not only demonstrate that our systems and policies and procedures are “fit for purpose” but will also allow us to apply to grant making trusts for funding to support our three programs. A Membership Scheme – for a nominal fee we will be inviting all of our followers to become members of The Foundation and as such not only will you get exclusive offers, access to members only events but also to have a vote on the future of the organisation at our Annual General Meeting and have an actual say in the running of the organisation. Pledge Scheme – we will be working closely with the Worcester Cricket Board (WCB), the Regional Governing Body for cricket in Worcestershire, to help support their work at all levels, to do this we will establish a Pledge Scheme based on a “shopping list” that will be provided by WCB.  For instance the cricket board may ask us for £250 to support the costs of delivering a coaching session within a local school, we will then promote that opportunity across our website and social media output, you will then be able to pledge support for that work and will be able to see the progress towards our target on the pledges board on our website, once the total is reached we will ask you all to honour those pledges and we will pass the money on to the cricket board for them top deliver that program; this way we will have an involvement in all levels of cricket throughout the county. We will announce another installment of our plans in the next few days.